For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.
(2 Peter 1:21) ESV
We, that’s me and the Holy Spirit, worked on an impromptu word study. You never know what you might find when you look at the original Hebrew and Greek texts.
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So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried.(Luke 16:22) NKJV
The simple explanation for the phrase Abraham’s bosom is that Abraham was giving Lazarus a hug, however there’s precedent to use it to refer to a physical location.
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For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.(Hebrews 4:12) NKJV
LEGO is a Greek word from which we get logos, one of the names of God the Son. In our context it describes the sequential laying down of thoughts to establish an argument. It’s the basis of logic and reason.
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In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall be changed.(1 Corinthians 15:52) KJV
The word translated caught up in 1 Thessalonians 4:17 is ἁρπαγησόμεθα – harpagēsometha. Correct us if we’re wrong but this doesn’t look remotely like the word rapture. This event is in 1 Corinthians 15:52 where we have a word which does resemble rapture:
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See to it that no one makes a prey of you by philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition, according to the elemental spirits of the universe, and not according to Christ. (Colossians 2:8) RSV
People, even Christians, can’t stand it when you use the Bible as a scientific text. Modern theology is based on rejecting the possibility that the Bible has any scientific merit. That’s the most ignorant attitude that you could possibly have. Just sayin’.
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And the building of the wall of it was of jasper: and the city was pure gold, like unto clear glass. And the foundations of the wall of the city were garnished with all manner of precious stones. The first foundation was jasper; the second, sapphire; the third, a chalcedony; the fourth, an emerald; The fifth, sardonyx; the sixth, sardius; the seventh, chrysolite; the eighth, beryl; the ninth, a topaz; the tenth, a chrysoprasus; the eleventh, a jacinth; the twelfth, an amethyst. And the twelve gates were twelve pearls; every several gate was of one pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.(Revelation 21:18-21) KJV
A possible meaning of the word garnished could be: the wall of the city had foundations, which were decorated with precious stones. It’s a translation of the Greek word κεκοσμημένοι, from the root κοσμέω – kosmos.
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And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world. (Revelation 13:8) KJV
Jesus describes himself as alpha and omega. He meant that he was alpha and also omega at the same time. Jesus Christ is a combination of alpha with omega. The fusion of alpha with omega begot alpha and omega.
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But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.(James 3:17) KJV
The first elemental particle is a proton, Hydrogen. The passage above includes a fascinating phrase: the wisdom that is from above is first pure. It includes the Greek word proton.
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Now He who searches the hearts knows what the mind of the Spirit is, because He makes intercession for the saints according to the will of God.(Romans 8:27) NKJV
Here’s where we’ve gotten to: the mind is part of the soul, and the soul is gravity, so can we say that the mind of the spirit is referring to the gravitational component of a spiritual entity?
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Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, in the boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets. He called them, and immediately they left the boat and their father, and followed Him.(Matthew 4:21-22) NKJV
There’s nothing in this definition of the word used for the act of creating the universe about it being from nothing. The clear understanding is that something was mended, repaired and completed.
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